Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Parenting Support On Hand As Father's Day Approaches

As Father's Day approaches, Cambridgeshire County Council is reminding families that parenting support is available not only for dads but for other family members too.

The authority is aware that being a parent can be both rewarding and challenging, so offers support for mothers, grandparents and carers too.

By going to www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/families parents and carers can find out about activities, childcare, education, money and benefits, and work and training.

The childcare section includes advice on how to find a childcare provider as well as information on free sessions for three and four year olds. In the parenting section there is information on parenting courses. The education section includes details of schools and colleges, catchment areas, how to apply for a school place and free school meals.

Parents can also find out about support for children with special educational needs or disability, including activities to take part in, support at school and short breaks for disabled children. There are also details of support for parents.

There are 40 Children's Centres across Cambridgeshire offering support for all families with children under the age of five. As well as running regular activities (including events especially for children and dads!), the centres provide access to professionals who can give advice on subjects like behaviour, sleeping and healthy eating. More information can be found on the Children's Centres page at: www.cambridgeshirechildrenscentres.org.uk